Homemade Sausage Gravy Recipe
My husband and son love sausage gravy over buttermilk biscuits. It’s something they order at restaurants and have bought the frozen stuff at the store too, which can get pricy. So making our own biscuits and creamy gravy recipe was on our list to save money.
This recipe allowed us to make about 4 servings of sausage gravy for the price of what we paid for 1 premade serving from the store.
You can add more pepper if you like it more spicy. We used original sausage, but again if you like things hot, pick the sausage that your family loves.
What Kind of Sausage Do You Use To Make Gravy?
We use breakfast sausage. If you like your food spicy, you can use a mild or spicy sausage. You could always use pepper to season as well. Turkey sausage can be used as well, you may need to add addition pepper for seasoning.
Why is My Sausage Gravy Bland?
You may need more pepper. It could also mean you like a sausage that has more flavorful. Make sure you also cook your flour and measure correctly. Do not remove the fat from cooking your sausage, that adds flavor too.
Is Gravy Better with Water or Milk?
We make our gravy with half and half as it adds more flavor and has more fat from cream. You can also use whole milk.
Why is My Gravy So Think?
It could be that your gravy was cooked to long. Add more milk or water to the gravy to loosen it. You may need to do repeat this if you reheat leftovers too.
Best Sausage Gravy
- 1 pound breakfast sausage (as spicy as you like)
- 1/3 cup flour
- 5 cups whole milk (or half and half)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- more black pepper to taste
- In a large pan, add the sausage in small pieces and cook on medium heat. This will make it cook quickly.
- If needed chop the sausage to make it into smaller pieces, do that.
- Once the sausage is cooked, slowly add the flour in stirring often, until it's incorporated.
- Add the milk, salt and pepper.
- Allow to cook and thicken.
- Serve on top of your biscuits. Part of our family cuts them in half, the other breaks the biscuits into bite size pieces.
- Pour the gravy over your homemade buttermilk biscuits.